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Who is the ‘Fox of Qatar’, one of the most dangerous men wanted for terror

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Terrorist Khalid Nazem Diab is one of the most prominent figures classified by the anti-terror quartet in a new list, which includes two terrorist organizations and 11 individuals calssified as “elements supporting terrorism.”

This is the third listing for Diab as a top global terrorist, after being included on the US lists and the United Nations since 2002.

Diab is one of the most prominent supporters of the terrorist organization Muslim Brotherhood and was arrested in Lebanon in 2013 for supporting terrorist groups in Syria.

The ruling regime in Qatar, a known supporter of terrorism, appointed Diab as the director of the Qatar Red Crescent’s International Relief and Development Department, despite his historically frenzied handling of international issues.

Observers noted that the Qatari regime places on its list of recruitment requirements that the applicant must be “good at lying, deceiving, and has extremist terrorist tendencies.”

Diab, an American of Syrian descent, is a financier of the armed militias in Syria, and his terrorist activity now also encompasses Yemen, Mauritania, Iraq and Djibouti.

Recent events

Despite the Qatari Red Crescent’s description of the department as deriving its vision and scope of action from two basic principles - humanity and universality - with a slogan reading “Safe souls and protected dignity,” observers have pointed out that recent events revealed that the director of this administration is one of the most dangerous terrorists on the international lists.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain have announced the addition of two entities and 11 individuals to their list of banned terrorists.

This is in light of the commitment of these countries to fight terrorism, to dry up its sources of funding, to combat extremist ideology, to work together to eradicate it, to immunize societies and to cooperate with the active partners in the fight against terrorism.

This article was earlier published in Arabic.